The Austin Clarke Collection at Poetry Ireland Library
The Austin Clarke/Poetry Ireland Library is a collection of more than 5,000 volumes, almost all of which were once part of Austin Clarke’s private library. The collection is housed at UCD Special Collections. Austin Clarke (1896-1974) was a poet, dramatist and broadcaster, and was an important figure in Irish cultural life during the mid-twentieth century.
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The Contemporary Collection at Poetry Ireland Library
Poetry Ireland owns a significant library of contemporary poetry. We plan to make this library accessible to the public in the near future, as part of our plans to establish The Irish Poetry Centre.